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The History of Italy Volume 1 (Paperback) Loot Price: R440
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The History of Italy Volume 1 (Paperback): Francesco Guicciardini

The History of Italy Volume 1 (Paperback)

Francesco Guicciardini

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1753 Excerpt: ...of such a Counsel. This was the Cafe of Pi ero cle Medici: For the Venetians apprehending that his going to Florence would facilitate the King's Measures, which were different from their own, rather counselling themselves than Picro, efficaciously persuaded N 4 him A-D. him not to put himself in the King's IslL)Power; who, they said, must without doubt think himself injured by him; and to induce him the readier to comply with their Advice, they offered to undertake his Cause, and reinstate him on the first occasion that offered But for fear he should not follow this Counsel, it was reported, they placed secret Guards to prevent his leaving Venice, in case he stiould attempt it.. By this Time the; two Parties in Florence were very much exasperated, and near coming to an open Rupture: The King would not recede from any of his last Demands, and'the Republic was resolved not to give the immense Sums he required, nor part with the least of their Privileges, by allowing him any fort of Jurisdiction. These Difficulties, thought unfurmountable without the Force of Arms, were at last composed by the Resolution of Piero Capponi, one of the Citizens appointed to treat: He was a Man. of ' '."" great" great Capacity, and very much esteemed A. D. in Florence, being of an antient Family, u and descended from Parents who had been useful to the Republic. One day at a Conference, together with the other Deputies, on the Royal Secretary's reading the immoderate Articles peremptority insisted on, Piero got up, and furiously snatching the Paper from the Secretary, tore it in Pieces in the King's Presence; adding, with an agitated Voice, since your Demands are so unjust, you may found your Trumpets, and we will Ring our Bells, which he intended as a Declaration of...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: March 2010
Authors: Francesco Guicciardini
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 76
ISBN-13: 978-1-153-91633-2
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-153-91633-9
Barcode: 9781153916332

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